Tibet

geographical name
Ti·​bet | \ tə-ˈbet How to pronounce Tibet (audio) \
variants: or Xizang or Hsi-tsang \ ˈshēd-​ˈzäŋ How to pronounce Tibet (audio) \

Definition of Tibet

region of southwestern China on a high plateau (average altitude 16,000 feet, or 4877 meters) north of the Himalayas and bordering on India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar (Burma); capital Lhasa area 471,660 square miles (1,226,316 square kilometers), population 3,002,165

— see also tibetan

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“Tibet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tibet. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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